2002 - U-2 tops the annual Rolling Stone Readers Poll as Artist of the Year, Best Band and Best Rock Artist.
2001 - Neil YoungandCrazy Horse do a surprise show at The Warfield in San Francisco as a warm-up for their apperance at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil the following week.
2000- America Online agrees to buy Time Warner, the nation's largest traditional media company, for $165 billion.
2000 - Reports surface that Melissa Etheridge will reveal in the upcoming Rolling Stone that David Crosby is the biological father of her two children with her partner Julie Cypher.
1999 - Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, and Eric Clapton win statues at the 26th annual American Music Awards.
1997- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers kick off a 20-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
1982 - Hollywood SquarePaul Lynde dies of cardiac arrest at 55.
1981 -John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy goes platinum, just over a month after Lennon's murder.
1978 - The Sex Pistols play the Longhorn Ballroom, a country-western bar in Dallas.
1976 - Blues legend Howlin' Wolf (born Chester Burnett) dies following brain surgery at age 65.
1971 - Paul McCartney starts recording the Ram album in New York.
1969 - After an argument with John Lennon, George Harrison walks out on The Beatles' Get Back recording session. He won't return to the group for five days.
1967 -The Beatles' 1965 Shea Stadium concert is broadcast on ABC TV. The concert film was a co-production of The Beatles and Ed Sullivan, who introduced the Fab Four to the New York crowd.
1950 - Ben Hogan appears for the first time in a golf tournament since an auto accident a year earlier. He ties "Slammin" Sammy Snead in the Los Angeles Open, but loses in a playoff.